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PT-03 US Army review by C & W In Business

>>02 September 2010

UK company gains approval to supply the United States army

The Warwickshire-based athletic shoe company, UK Gear Ltd has just won approval to supply advanced specification training shoes to the US Army. The training shoes were designed and developed in close association with the British Army Physical Training Corps.

This prestigious seal of approval of the PT-03 running shoe has been the subject of a rigorous year long trial as part of the US Army’s Running Shoe Programme. The final selection report on the shoe was conclusive, stating: ‘...the overall quality and durability of the UK Gear shoes is what makes them so well suited to the military training environment.’

David Hinde, UK Gear’s chief executive, said: “This highly prized approval is the successful culmination of three years’ intensive work and I am delighted that PT-03 running shoe has been chosen by the US Army against stiff competition from other international brands.”

He added: “It has given us particular pleasure that a training shoe first worn by the British Army should be now adopted by the US military. It is, at the same time, a giant step for UK Gear on the way to meeting our ambition of being the training shoe of choice for military personnel worldwide.”

Over the coming year, the UK Gear PT-03 shoes will be distributed across the US Army’s reception centres and is expected to be worth in excess of $10 million in export sales.